SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: Germanium Arsenide
Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. GE-AS-05-I
CAS #: 12271-72-6
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Health Ratings (0-4):
Signal Word: Danger
H301+H331: Toxic if swallowed or if inhaled
H319 Causes serious eye irritation
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/vapor
P301+P310: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
P304+P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing
P311: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
P321: Specific treatment
P405: Store locked up
P403+P233: Store in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed
P501: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Family: Ceramic
Additional Names: None
Percentage: 100 wt%
EC #: 235-547-6
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.
Remove victim to fresh air. Supply oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing has been completely removed.
Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention.
Wash affected area with mild soap and water. Remove any contaminated clothing.
Flush eyes with water, blinking often for several minutes.
Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Do not use water for metal fires –use extinguishing powder.
Spec. Fire Fighting Procedure:
Use full-face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
See section 10 for decomposition products.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
If Material Is Released/Spilled:
Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in special protection
information. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Vacuum up spill using a high
efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for disposal.
Take care not to raise dust.
Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handle under dry protective gas.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
Store in a cool dry place in a tightly sealed container.
Store under dry inert gas.
Store apart from materials and conditions listed in section 10.
Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating and smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.
Provide sufficient ventilation to maintain concentration at or below threshold limit.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Permissible Exposure Limits:
0.01 mg/m3 as As, inorganic compounds, long-term value
Threshold Limit Value:
0.01 mg/m3 as As, long-term value
Use a respirator with type P100 (USA) or P3 (EN143) cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. Risk assessment should be performed to determine if air-purifying respirators are appropriate. Only use equipment tested and approved under appropriate government
Nitrile rubber, NBR 0.11mm thick.
Penetration time of glove material:
Safety glasses or goggles
Protective work clothing. Wear close-toed shoes and long sleeves/pants.
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Powder, Granules, Pellets, Sputtering target, Custom parts
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable under recommended storage conditions
Acids, Halogens, Oxidizing agents
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Metal oxide fume
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Potential Health Effects:
May cause irritation
May cause irritation
Signs & Symptoms:
Aggravated Medical Conditions:
Median Lethal Dose:
145 mg/kg for mouse by mouth as As
769 mg/kg for rat by mouth as As
EPA-A: human carcinogen: sufficient evidence from epidemiologic
studies to support a causal association between exposure and cancer
IARC-1: Carcinogenic to humans: sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity.
ACGIH A1: Confirmed human carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic to humans based on epidemiologic studies of, or convincing clinical evidence in, exposed humans.
Carcinogen as defined by OSHA.
NTP-K: Known to be carcinogenic: sufficient evidence from human studies.
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Persistent Bioaccumulation Toxicity:
Very Persistent, Very Bioaccumulative:
Very toxic for aquatic organism.
May cause long lasting harmful effect on aquatic life.
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Do not allow product to reach any water sources.
Danger to drinking water if even extremely small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
Do not allow undiluted product or large quantities to reach groundwater, water courses, or sewage systems.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dispose of in accordance with local, state, national, and international regulations.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Hazardous for transportation.
6.1 Toxic substances.
Packing Group: II
UN Number: UN1557
Proper Shipping Name: Arsenic compounds, solid, inorganic, n.o.s.(Germanium arsenide)
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Sec 302 Extremely Hazardous:
Sec 304 Reportable Quantities:
Sec 313 Toxic Chemicals:
SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION
Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.